India’s Prime Minister Mementoes e-auction got of a great start. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), as well as representatives from Greenko, JSW Group, and Solar Industries NSE -2.47%, have obtained the 20 most valued objects from an online auction of the Prime Minister’s mementos.
The National Gallery of Modern Art has held three iterations of these e-auctions since 2019. The first two rounds were completed in 2019, and the third auction was held in September of the following year.
PM Mementoes e-auction proceeds to go to Namami Gange Mission – BCCI, JSW, Greenko participate in a big way
All the proceeds from PM Mementoes e auctions go to the Namami Gange Mission, which is aimed at conserving and rejuvenating the Ganga.
According to the the responses to the Right to Information (RTI) request filed by ET, BCCI bid the highest amount for eight of the 20 most expensive items that were auctioned.
These include the javelin used by gold medallist Neeraj Chopra at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games that it bagged for a winning bid of Rs 1.5 crore, making it the most valuable item auctioned.
The president and joint managing director of Greenko, Mahesh Kolli won the javelin used by gold medallist Sumit Antil at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic games for a bid of Rs 1 crore and 25,000 rupees.
Also, the Angavastra autographed by the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic contingent is the third most valuable item bid out.
Maniyar the only bidder for this item, quoted the highest bid of Rs 1 crore for this item, which was presented by the Paralympians to Prime Minister Narendra Modi while he hosted breakfast to felicitate the contingent.
The BCCI also bagged an Angavastra autographed by the Tokyo 2020 Olympic contingent at a winning bid of Rs 90 lakh and two hundred rupees. Angavastra was the fourth most valuable item at the auction.
While the 20th most expensive item bid at the auction was a model of the Char Dham.
It has been acquired by Satyanarayan Nuwal, the chairman and non-executive director of industrial explosives manufacturer Solar Group.